French: Colin à face blanche German: Fleckenwachtel Spanish: Colín gorjiblanco
Other common names:
Sclater's Bobwhite (sclateri/leylandi),
Dickey's Bobwhite (dickeyi),
White-breasted Bobwhite (incanus/hypoleucus),
White-faced Bobwhite (leucopogon)
San Carlos = la Unión, El Salvador
Subspecies and Distribution
C. l. incanus
Friedmann, 1944 – S Guatemala.
C. l. hypoleucus
(Gould, 1860) – White-breasted Bobwhite – W El Salvador and adjacent SE Guatemala.
C. l. leucopogon
(Lesson, 1842) – Spot-bellied Bobwhite – SE El Salvador and W Honduras.
C. l. leylandi
(T. J. Moore, 1859) – NW Honduras.
C. l. sclateri
(Bonaparte, 1856) – SW & C Honduras and NW Nicaragua.
C. l. dickeyi
Conover, 1932 – NW & C Costa Rica.
19–23 cm; estimated weight of male 144 g, of female 115 g. Small crest olive-brown with buff feather margins. Overall coloration mottled grey and dusky, also white.... read more
Voice very similar to C. virginianus: loud whistled upslurred “bob-wheet!” advertising... read more
Arid lower tropical zone, including open pine forest, grassland, brush, woodland edges and... read more
Food and feeding
Small seeds, especially sacaton bunch grass and small buds in El Salvador. Seeds, fruits and insects in Costa Rica; sometimes feeds on... read more
Pairing in Apr, nesting generally May–Sept, although often later in El Salvador, and sings from Mar in NW Costa Rica, where breeding... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Mace Lande: Safe. Status not well known; total population might number fewer than 500,000 birds, but thought to be relatively stable... read more
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